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John F. Greene

Divorce and separation Attorney at Destin, FL

4.9   7 reviews

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About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    25%

    38 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    25%

    38 years, 2,500 cases

  3. Divorce and separation
    25%

    38 years, 2,500 cases

  4. Bankruptcy and debt
    15%

    38 years, 1,000 cases

  5. DUI and DWI
    10%

    38 years, 1,000 cases

My law firm in Destin, Florida is devoted to representing individuals throughout Florida, protecting their rights and addressing their legal concerns. Over the past 31 years I have built a solid reputation for effectively representing clients for personal injury, bankruptcy, divorce and against criminal prosecutions. I have represented clients in more than 100 jury trials. I also accept select cases in Louisiana.

Licensed for 38 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2005
Updated 11/23/2022
State LA
Status Eligible to Practice Law
Acquired 1984
Updated 11/14/2022
State TX
Status Inactive
Acquired 1994
Updated 10/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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John F. Greene
4507 Furling Ln Ste 210
Destin, FL, 32541-5343

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Denny | October 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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I find John to be very professional and knowledgeable. He returns calls quickly with answers to your questions. He's always been available to talk with us. I have been very satisfied with his services and what he did for us and our family. I would recommend him to anyone and am Grateful to have had such a great Attorney representing us.
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Posted by terry b | June 30, 2016
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Better then the others
I was in two accidents one in 2013 and another in 2015 in bay county Florida. Mr. Greene took over for a lame duck local attorney. He had fumbled and bumbled mu accident claim almost to the point of no return. Mr. Greene was able to turn around my case for me. I was hit again in June 2015 and again Greene was diligent in resolving my case in less then 10 mos. It definetly worth driving to Destin to hire mr Greene the local attorneys expect you to do all the leg work in your case and you'll be lucky to get your phone calls returned. Mr Greene never failed to return one of my calls. He's an awesome attorney and great all around guy.
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Posted by Melanie | March 23, 2016
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John did a great job for me
I was recently involved in a car accident. Having never been in a wreck before I did not know what to do. I called several law firms but was not able to speak directly with an attorney. Then my neighbor suggested that I call John. When I called his secretary told me that he was in court but was expected back within the hour. He called me back 15 minutes later and said that he could meet with me later that day. I explained to him that I had no means of transportation as my car had been totaled in the wreck. That was not a problem for John. He took all my information over the phone and explained how he would set up a claim with the insurance company. He was able to get a rental car delivered to me the next day and arrange for medical treatment for my injuries. 10 days later he had a check for my car and I was able to get a new one. He kept me informed throughout the process and I was able to speak with him directly whenever I needed to. After the doctor discharged me, John was able to negotiate a settlement quickly and with a great result. He far exceeded my expectations and I would recommend him to other potential clients.
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Posted by Donna | March 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Greene knows what he is doing.
I consulted with Mr. Greene for a divorce. This being my first I did not know what to expect. It was easy to schedule an appointment and I was able to meet with him the following day. I was warmly greeted by his paralegal and shown into his office without any wait. He explained to me that he would gather all the information concerning my case, and then walk me through the divorce process and explain the analysis. After which, he would answer any and all questions I might have. He was so thorough that I did not have any questions after the interview. I had already scheduled several consultations with other lawyers and it was my intention not to hire an attorney until after I had met with each one of them. After I met with Mr. Greene I knew right away that he was the right lawyer for me and I cancelled all my other appointments. Everything that he said would happen in my case, including my husband's responses, came true with 98% accuracy. Mr. Greene made my divorce go smoothly and he was always returned my calls and answered my e-mails promptly. I would definitely recommend Mr. Greene to anybody looking for a great divorce lawyer.
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Posted by Martha | March 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer ever
John has been my lawyer for almost 30 years. I can always get in touch with him. If he is not immediately available, he calls me back promptly. When I go to see him there is no waiting. He has handled a variety of matters for me. He did my divorce and really took it to my ex. I have had several injury cases and he has always gotten the insurance company to pay top dollar. Over the years, I have referred a number of family members and friends to John and everybody has thanked me for introducing them to him. Never once have I ever heard anything negative about him. Keep up the good work John !!
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Posted by Rob | February 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Greene did a great job for me
I went to 4 other lawyers before I went to Mr. Greene. All of the other lawyers told me I should take the plea being offered by the State. I was a passenger in a car that was stopped for speeding and a police dog alerted to drugs. Everybody was arrested and charged. The other lawyers told me to take the plea because you can't win a canine case. When I met with John he told me about a case that had just been argued before the US Supreme Court that was similar to mine. He had my case continued several times until the Supreme Court decision came down. He cited that case in my motion to suppress and my case was dismissed.
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Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2018
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Legal Representation - Divorce
Mr. Greene was a very good divorce lawyer! One thing I personally liked was that he was a straight shooter and whether you liked his opinion or not he gave you his honest opinion. He also was reasonably affordable providing many inputs and did not have those hidden fees that you sometimes get from other lawyers. He definitely used a common sense approach in what you should be charged for (I.e. Some layers charging you by every email or phone call), Mr. Greene did not do that. I will say the only reason I did not rate him as a 5 Star was because it was sometime hard to get status reports of where my case in particular was currently at. With that said though I was going through your ordinary Divorce so it was more waiting on the he other party too. Overall I would definitely recommend his services to be rendered.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.6 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Sole Practitioner
  • Law Office of John F. Greene, Destin, FL & New Orleans, LA
  • 1999 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Scheurich & Greene, New Orleans, LA
  • 1988 - 1999
  • Of Counsel
  • Vaughan, Messina & Hellman, New Orleans, LA
  • 1986 - 1988
  • Associate
  • Kambur & Sutherland, New Orleans, LA
  • 1984 - 1986
  • Law Clerk
  • Occhipinti, Grace & Berger, New Orleans, LA
  • 1983 - 1984
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Education

  • Tulane University Law School
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1984
  • Tulane University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Legal Cases

  • Canine Search on I-10
  • Motion to Suppress Granted, Case Dismissed

Associations

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • N/A
  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Louisiana Association for Justice
  • N/A
  • Okaloosa-Walton Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar
  • N/A
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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